Is it Magic? Using technology to create a wonder-filled world
How do we know what is real about the world and what is only imagined? How do we use our senses to interact with and comprehend the world around us? How is new technology augmenting our ability to perceive the world in powerful and magical ways?
From birth, all living organisms engage with their surrounding environment in many wondrous ways. From touch to taste to smell, our own sensory systems are awakened by the different experiences that we encounter every second. These sensory experiences shape our perception of the world and they are also send us vitally important positive or negative signals about our environment.
With new technology, our sensory systems are now being invoked in ways we couldn’t have previously imagined. From 4D movie theatres to the use of haptic feedback in everyday technology, where we can simulate the sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, or motions, we now live in a world of constant stimulation.
How can we use this emerging technology to benefit humanity? Can we use our newly acquired technology superpowers for good, and design new products and services using augmented sensory systems to help others?
Using simple circuitry, coding, and digital tools, children will be introduced to a series of challenges and tools that incorporates the use of Makey Makeys, a circuit board capable of turning almost anything conductive into an interactive object. Over the course of 5 weeks students will learn about design processes through challenges that will develop an understanding of simple circuitry and how to augment our human senses.
Important Note: No experience in circuitry or coding is required to participate in the program. All content will be available to all children that participate in the program.Register Now